Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan celebrates 500 million tonnes of oil export

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan celebrates 500 million tonnes of oil export

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil export pipeline has achieved a significant milestone by carrying 500 million tonnes of oil in total from the Sangachal terminal near Baku across Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to Ceyhan, according to …

How Azerbaijan changed the energy map of the Caspian Sea

How Azerbaijan changed the energy map of the Caspian Sea

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, crude oil and natural gas have been playing a key role in the geopolitics of the Caspian region. Hydrocarbon revenues became an important source of economic growth for the Caspian Basin countries such …

Nakhichevan corridor needs delicate geopolitical balancing

Nakhichevan corridor needs delicate geopolitical balancing

In Moscow last week, President Vladimir Putin hosted the prime minister of Armenia and the president of Azerbaijan. It was the first meeting of the three leaders since the end of the six-week-long war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region last …

Oil flow through Ceyhan reaches billions of barrels

Oil flow through Ceyhan reaches billions of barrels

A total of 3.5 billion barrels of crude oil had been shipped to the global markets as of the end of 2020 from the marine terminal in the Ceyhan district of Adana province in southern Turkey, the last stop of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) …

Taleh Ziyadov: "The opening of all communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan will boost the economic significance of the region as a whole"

Taleh Ziyadov: "The opening of all communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan will boost the economic significance of the region as a whole"

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire that grants Turkey joint monitoring rights. This framework formalises cooperation between the two regional powers, a development that has significant political implications for Georgia, the US, and the EU, former Georgian Ambassador to US Tedo Japaridze writes in the article Can Armenia and Azerbaijan win peace together? for Brussels Morning

How political landscape changed after the second Karabakh war

How political landscape changed after the second Karabakh war

The confluence of many factors changed the hitherto prevailing balance of power and produced a victory for Azerbaijan, overturning the 26-year old status-quo in the region. Over the years, Azerbaijan has invested in the armed forces massively. In the meantime, both Azerbaijan and Turkey have cultivated closer ties with Russia. The color revolution, which swept pro-European Union Nikol Pashinyan into power as prime minister in Armenia in 2018 helped distance Moscow from Yerevan. Unlike in the past, the United States was disengaged from the region, mainly because of its partial withdrawal from the international stage